Leading the way in wildlife conservation

PUBLISHED: 10:59 27 June 2007 | UPDATED: 22:53 28 May 2010

Supporting the Wildlife Trust

Supporting the Wildlife Trust

TWO Fenland businesses are helping to lead the way in showing how companies can help wildlife conservation. Kier Eastern which has a base in Wisbech has become a new corporate member of the Wildlife Trust and Albert Bartlett and Sons of Chatteris is the T

Bartlett have signed up

TWO Fenland businesses are helping to lead the way in showing how companies can help wildlife conservation.

Kier Eastern which has a base in Wisbech has become a new corporate member of the Wildlife Trust and Albert Bartlett and Sons of Chatteris is the Trust's first platinum corporate member.

Both companies were thanked for their vital support at a celebratory event at Woodwalton Fen, part of the Great Fen Project.

Corporate membership helps provide wildlife habitat for some of the country's most threatened species and supports wildlife education community centres for school children.

As the UK's leading grower of root vegetables, Albert Bartlett and Sons operate in a large area of East Anglia's countryside, growing more than 7,000 acres of carrots, parsnips and onions.

In a bid to promote environmentally sensitive farming, Bartlett's joined the wildlife trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Peterborough as the charity's first Platinum supporter.

Pete Saunders, technical manager for Bartlett's, said: "We are fully committed to integrated crop management and our crops are grown in the most environmentally sensitive ways practical.

"Supporting the Wildlife Trust in its valuable work is an excellent opportunity for us to further progress our commitment to local wildlife and we are extremely proud to be the Trust's first Platinum corporate member

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